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Marc Bell, left, and Brad Setter move a ski rack while preparing Howelsen Hill Ski Area for its opening day Saturday.

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Steamboat Springs' Howelsen Hill opens for skiing and riding

Howelsen has been operating, first as a ski jumping facility, since January 1915. Today ski jumping takes place in both summer and winter, but most members of the public zip down the steep slalom hill in front of the lodge, while many youngsters enjoy their first day of skiing on one of the gentle Magic Carpet lifts.


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